Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th May 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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Stick to what you know?
by steogede2 on Tue 26th May 2009 13:24 UTC
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"Stick to what you know, or have friends who know..." is a fairly compelling argument for many users. However this isn't really relevant to this guy, IMHO, as he states:

"Several times I have used Unix/Linux OSes like FreeBSD, Debian, Ubuntu (and windows too)"

I'm sure he would have no major problems getting to grips with OS X. The big question is whether he will actual like using OS X and whether it is worth paying a premium for (in his opinion). Perhaps he would do best buying a second hand Macbook and then he can resell it without losing too much money.

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